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Lincoln City 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Lincoln City were crowned League Two champions despite only claiming a goalless draw against Tranmere Rovers.

Mansfield's failure to win at Oldham ensured Danny Cowley's side won a third trophy in three years, having confirmed promotion to the third tier against Cheltenham on 13 April.

Cowley's men looked up for it from the opening minute as Matt Rhead played Michael O'Connor through on goal, but he was denied by Scott Davies.

Bruno Andrade then latched on to Neal Eardley's neat free-kick, but he too was thwarted by Davies, whilst Rhead had a cool finish ruled out as the referee had already blown for a foul rather than allow Lincoln to play advantage.

James Norwood spurned two opportunities in a brief spell of possession for Rovers just after the break, before ex-Imp Jake Caprice cleared Rhead's goal-bound strike off the line as Lincoln regained control.

Rovers' James Harris saw a neat finish ruled out for offside with 20 minutes to go, whilst Lincoln twice went close at the death only for Shay McCartan to volley straight at Davies and Mark O'Hara to scuff wide with the goal at his mercy.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 18Gilks
  • 23Eardley
  • 24Bolger
  • 16Bostwick
  • 14Toffolo
  • 19Rowe
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forPettat 78'minutes
  • 6O'Hara
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forAndersonat 67'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forMcCartanat 81'minutes
  • 29AkindeBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 7Pett
  • 15Wilson
  • 17McCartan
  • 25Roberts
  • 26Anderson

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 4NelsonSubstituted forGumbsat 45'minutesSubstituted forBuxtonat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Monthe
  • 24Bakayogo
  • 19Morris
  • 28Banks
  • 8Harris
  • 11Jennings
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 88mins
  • 9MullinSubstituted forGilmourat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 18Smith
  • 21Gumbs
  • 22Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 27Pringle
  • 29Dagnall
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
9,658

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Buxton replaces Evan Gumbs because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers).

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Evan Gumbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Shay McCartan replaces Matt Rhead.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tom Pett replaces Michael O'Connor.

Booking

John Akinde (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Kieron Morris.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Evan Gumbs (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Bruno Andrade.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jake Caprice.

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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